Have a blast.
At least I don't have Pinocchio's problem...
Astro Boy is a popular Japanese character who started life as a Manga cartoon before making it onto television. Now updated for the 21st century and western audiences, we find him living on an orbiting city above Earth. He is actually a robot, modelled after and complete with the memories of, a dead little boy. He leads the campaign against the baddie who naturally wants to take over everything.
93 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence) Action, Animated, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi.
Where's it showing?
Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nighy, Freddie Highmore, Donald Sutherland
David Bowers Screenplay David Bowers, Timothy Harris, from the comics by Osamu Tezuka Music John Ottman Cinematography Pepe Valencia Editing Robert Anich Cole Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2009
Produced by Imagi Animation Studios, Imagi Crystal, Tezuka Production Company Ltd.
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Children's animated
Violence Fairly frequent, fantastical, mild but has impact
Drug abuse None
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Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 10
Cape Times 10 International Media
Box Office (USA) Tim Cogshell 10
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 15
eye Weekly (Canada) Kieran Grant 5
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 11
Metacritic.com 22 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com 83 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 10
IMDB 1259 Netizens 13
Average .. 53% 11
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